205. Flightplan (2005)

5.3 Frustrating
  • Acting 5.8
  • Directing 5.2
  • Story 4.9
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Starring: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean

Director: Robert Schwentke

Running Time: 98 mins

Flightplan is an American film about a woman whose daughter disappears on a flight from Berlin to America, and after the cabin crew suggest that her daughter was never on board, she takes it into her own hands to find her.

This was a really irritating film to watch. Firstly, the atmosphere that this film gave off was horrible. It felt unpleasant to watch due to the claustrophobia of just being stuck on an aeroplane, and still doing an action movie, similar to the feeling I got from Snakes On A Plane.

Secondly, the story of this film was very poor. I admit that it must be difficult to set a feature length film in a tube of metal, as there isn’t much to do on planes, so not much can happen, and that was this film’s problem: it just felt to me as if the woman was continuously walking up and down the cabin again and again, and it all seemed very repetitive to me.

Although some parts of the film were relatively exciting, it was mostly boring and irritating, and as the big plot reveal at the end was not at all surprising to me, I was left very disappointed by this film, so that’s why it gets 5.3.


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